On March 20th, the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (University of Stirling) and the Tobacco Control Unit (Catalan Institute of Oncology) teams organize the Workshop Smoke-free Homes: How Do We Protect the Greatest Number of Non-smokers Exposed to Second-hand Tobacco Smoke? as a pre-conference event of the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) 2024 Annual Meeting. Join us to participate in the interesting discussion with participation of an excellent international panel of experts!

In this engaging workshop, we’ll delve into the reasons behind smoking at home and explore the barriers to achieving a smoke-free environment. Join us to discover intervention methods, drawing insights from smoke-free home programs worldwide, including Indonesia, Israel, the USA, Scotland, Spain, and more. The workshop will conclude with a critical debate on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 8, that does not include home settings, and the significance of establishing national targets to reduce children’s exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.

Be part of this insightful session and get ready for the exciting launch of the next activities by the SHINE International Network, dedicated to research and advocacy for smoke-free homes!

Learn more about the excellent workshop panelists!

Michelle Kegler

Dr. Michelle C. Kegler is a Professor in the Department of Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center.  Dr. Kegler conducts intervention research in tobacco control and obesity prevention with a focus on the home environment, and she evaluates community coalitions and partnerships focused on health promotion and health equity.

Yayi Prabandari

Professor Yayi Prabandari, M.Sc (UGM, Indonesia), Ph.D (Newcastle, Asutrallia) is the chair of the Department of Health Behavior, Environment & Social Medicine (Gadjah Mada Universitay, Indonesia). In the last 20 years she has been worked with US, UK, and Asian researcher in tobacco control and published more than 90 international journal articles on tobacco control and ethics, health behavior, education, and promotion.

Laura Rosen

Laura J. Rosen, PhD (MS:Biostatistics; PhD:Public Health&Epidemiology) is Associate Professor and former Department Chair in the Dept. of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Prof. Rosen’s primary career goal is to contribute to public health and particularly tobacco control at the national and global levels by conducting research, advancing evidence-informed health policy, and by teaching and mentoring students. Prof. Rosen is a leading tobacco control researcher in Israel. She serves on various national and global expert committees.

Sean Semple

Sean Semple is a Professor of Exposure Science at the University of Stirling in Scotland with over 25 years experience in quantifying human exposure to hazards. He has published widely on the measurement of second-hand tobacco smoke and on the benefits of smoke-free environments. His research examines the use of exposure information to challenge beliefs about smoking in the home and to encourage smokers and wider society to shift towards making all homes smoke-free spaces.

Olena Tigova

Olena Tigova is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Tobacco control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology. Trained in public health and health inequalities, during last 8 years she is dedicated to tobacco control. Her particular interests include safeguarding vulnerable populations from secondhand smoke exposure, implementation science, and behavior change. She is a project coordinator of the Smoke-free homes initiative in Catalonia.


Rachel O’Donnell

Dr Rachel O’Donnell is a Senior Research Fellow and Patient and Public Involvement Lead at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (University of Stirling, Scotland). She has over 15 years’ expertise in smoke-free homes intervention development and health behaviour change. She has led/worked on several national/international mixed methods smoke-free homes studies and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in this area of work. Rachel currently leads a Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) funded pilot randomised controlled trial of use of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce children’s exposure to second-hand smoke (2023-2025). She also co-leads SHINE, the smoke-free homes international research network.

Esteve Fernández

Esteve Fernández is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Tobacco Control, Head of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the Tobacco Control Unit (Catalan Institute of Oncology). He is also a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Barcelona. He has worked in the epidemiology of cancer, especially in tobacco and other risk factors, as well as the analysis of trends in cancer incidence and mortality. Currently, the main area of ​​his research is tobacco control. Recently he has been appointed by the Catalan Minister of Health as the new President of the Advisory Council on Smoking in Catalonia. He is the principal investigator of the Smoke-free homes project in Catalonia.

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